Comics and Truth : Why Non-Fiction Comics need Rules

  • A comic can tell the story of almost anything: a single atom, the entire solar system, the past, future events, dreams and thoughts. All this, and more, can be depicted. When presenting facts, a certain artistic licence can be deployed if, for instance, the author wants to emphasise important details; likewise, aspects he or she deems irrelevant can be left out. Moreover, questions and issues can be laid out that are difficult or even impossible to portray photographically or cinematically. However, when the cartoon strip sets out its version of information, events, objects and people, it can also result in a distortion of reality. The graphic may not always make clear exactly how something looks or the precise way in which something happened. And even where documentary images exist, the comic strip representation of the non-fictional is always coloured by artistic interpretation.

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Author:Lukas Plank
Parent Title (English):Science meets comics : proceedings of the Symposium on Communicating and Designing the Future of Food in the Antropocene
Publisher:Ch.A. Bachmann Verlag
Place of publication:Berlin
Editor:Reinhold Leinfelder, Alexandra Hamann, Jens Kirstein, Marc Schleunitz
Document Type:Part of a Book
Date of Publication (online):2017/04/04
Year of first Publication:2017
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2018/06/29
GND Keyword:Wahrheit; Comic; Vereinfachung; Objektivität; Kulturwissenschaft
Page Number:12
First Page:28
Last Page:39
Dewey Decimal Classification:8 Literatur / 80 Literatur, Rhetorik, Literaturwissenschaft / 800 Literatur und Rhetorik
7 Künste und Unterhaltung / 74 Zeichnung, angewandte Kunst / 741.5 Comics, Cartoons, Karikaturen
Sammlungen:CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft
CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft / Ch. A. Bachmann Verlag
BDSL-Klassifikation:04.00.00 Allgemeine Literaturgeschichte / BDSL-Klassifikation: 04.00.00 Allgemeine Literaturgeschichte > 04.02.00 Studien
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht